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Mareca falcata (Georgi, 1775) – Falcated Duck

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Falcated Teal.

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


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Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This uncommon species is also known as the Falcated Teal. It inhabits lowland wetlands of valleys and coastal areas with emergent vegetation. It is migratory, breeding in Mongolia, Siberia, Russia, Japan, and China during May-July, and wintering in India, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Republic of Korea by congregating into small flocks (BirdLife International 2016)

Conservation Status:  
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This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The major threat to its persistence comes from hunting on their wintering grounds for food (BirdLife International 2016)

References:

BirdLife International 2016. Mareca falcata . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22680153A92846435. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22680153A92846435.en. Accessed on 13 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Mareca falcata (Georgi, 1775) – Falcated Duck. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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